This exceptional olive oil starts with exceptional olives. Grown on Peru's first organic olive farm, these heirloom botijas are hand-picked ripe and then delicately processed in a traditional cold-press process that never exceeds 70 degrees Farenheit. The result is a rich oil with complex flavors — grassy, nutty, and bright — and a heady olive aroma. Health-giving and beautifying and delicious, olive oil is one of my staples, and this botija olive oil is among the best I've had. It'll transform your food in beautiful ways.
Careful, low-temperature processing protects this oil's delicate true-olive flavor and also leaves heart-healthy oils and cell-protecting antioxidants intact. Olive oil is full of polyphenols — potent antioxidants that protect your cells from damage and have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, improve bone and digestive health, improve cognitive function, and beautify the skin from the inside out.
Savor this culinary gem drizzled on salads and appetizers or as a perfect-in-itself dipping sauce.
Peruvian olive experts Jose and Margit used innovative permaculture techniques to turn a salty desert into a sustainable oasis of biodiversity. Their stretch of Peruvian coastal desert has never been exposed to chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Instead, they use sustainable agriculture practices to keep the soil rich and to make their olive products simply delicious. Try our various olive products from their farm!
Essential Living Foods collaborates with indigenous people, expanding sustainable agriculture around the world. Their commitment to sustainability extends to everything they do — including carbon offsets, running their eco-friendly office on solar power, fair trade practices and generous donation program, and 100% biodegradable packaging. All across the world, they pay small farms and indigenous groups a premium price for their crops and also give back 1% to non-profits like Amazon Watch. That's why it's more than health food — it's Essential Living Food.Travel to Peru in this video, for the Essential Living Foods Olive Oil goodness story.